If you are looking for something to do this weekend there's plenty going on in Lancashire. From food festivals to tattoo conventions there's a range of exciting events happening all across the county this weekend. 

We've put together a short list of some of the events taking place this weekend, but if you want to discover more don't forget to check out our events guide, available to view here.

A Taste of Chorley

A taste of Chorley returns this weekend to once again showcase the great food and drink culture Chorley has to offer. The event will celebrate food and drink related activites, businesses and products that can be found in Chorley and the surrounding areas.

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Accrington Food & Culture festival 2023

Head to Accrington this Saturday for an action-packed line-up of free events at the 2023 Accrington Food and Culture Festival. Netflix star Molly Robbins will return to the stage, alongside a wide range of stalls celebrating Lancashire produce. As well as the food festival, there will be a war re-enactment and a Spitfire flypast.

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Artisan Market at Mere Sands Wood

Join a weekend of wonderful artisan markets at Mere Sands Wood as you explore a showcase of products from several artisan businesses from around the North West.

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Family antics at the Museum

This months theme is Summer, so head down to The Whitaker and join in some summer crafts.

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How to be a pirate workshop

Make sure you join the team at Affinity Lancashire as you get the chance to graduate as a pirate at the How to be a Pirate workshop. You’ll have plenty of pirate adventures as you learn how to be an amazing crew mate and even better it’s completely free!

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LA1 Shorts Festival

The premiere short film festival returns to The Dukes in Lancaster this weekend for another exciting selection of films. LA1 Shorts is Lancaster’s very own exciting and friendly short film festival, offering audiences the chance to watch fantastic new films from emerging talents.

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Novelty dog show

Back by popular demand, the novelty dog show returns to HAPPA this weekend as our fury friends compete to be awarded the best.

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Preston Tattoo Convention

CrocArt Masters presents the second Preston Tattoo Convention this weekend. Join award-winning tattoo artists from around the world at the iconic Preston North End Football Stadium this weekend.

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Queen by Candlelight

Head to Blackburn Cathedral this weekend for an incredible night of Queen anthems, performed by a live cast of west end singers and accompanied by an incredible live rock band.

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Drawn to Water Quentin Blake at WWT

Reimagine the wonder of wetlands and nature this weekend at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre through the eyes of the UK’s best loved illustrator Quentin Blake.

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Dino live at Thronton Hall

Visit DINO Live this weekend for a prehistoric adventure at Thornton Hall Farm. Get up close and personal with life-like dinosaurs before heading to the live action stage show with Thornton Hall’s very own Park Rangers.

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